From what I’ve heard, the IPPUDO NY at 65 Fourth Avenue has raised the bar on ramen in New York City.
I’ve tried the ramen and gyoza in an IPPUDO in Tokyo and that was really good.
The place is unassuming and busy, lots of business people grabbing Japan’s version of fast food.
We tried the pickled bamboo shoots, fried vegetable dumplings, green tea and a bowl of fatty pork ramen with scallion, shredded mushroom, squid ink and a big squirt of hot sauce in the middle.
Awesome. Hit me up through the contact link and we’ll try the one downtown.
A Tokyo review and near-identical photo from April 4 2012, a few days after we ate there: